Jeff Leibow will perform at:

Chicago’s Inaugural

NF Hope® Concert

Sunday evening, April 15, 2018 at 6:30pm

When you attend an NF Hope® Concert you will enjoy talented local and national professional entertainers; you will be inspired by members of your own NF Community who will share their heartfelt stories and some talented NF members may even perform; and, you will have the opportunity to personally meet the Leibow family – Jeff, Melody and their daughter, Emma, who is the inspiration for NF Hope® Concerts.

The Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

111 West Campbell Street, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

VIP Seating is in the first few rows and tickets are $74 - SOLD OUT (For VIP wait list - contact office at 630-510-1115.)
General Admission tickets are $44 each


Confirmed performers include:

Jeff Leibow

The NF Hope Concert was founded in Las Vegas by former Jersey Boys star, Jeff Leibow and his wife, Melody, after their daughter, Emma, was diagnosed with NF.  Jeff Leibow is the Executive Producer & Director of Development of the NF Hope Concerts

Avery Rausch

An NF2 Hero currently attending Point Park University, BFA Musical Theatre - Class of 2019


Jessy Schram

From the hit TV shows Nashville, Once Upon A Time, Mad Men and more

Christopher Kale Jones

“Frankie Valli” from the National Tour of the hit Broadway show, Jersey Boys and founding member of Under the Streetlamp

John Michael Copolla

From the Chicago company of Jersey Boys


If you are joining us from out of town and looking for a hotel, below you will find links for hotels that we've secured for the event:

Hyatt Regency Schaumburg Chicago

1800 E. Golf Road Schaumburg,
IL 60173
Phone: 847.605.1234

***Available rate of $99.00 per night if you book by March 13th.

Hilton Garden Inn Schaumburg

1191 Woodfield Road Schaumburg,
IL. 60173
Phone: 847.524.0455

***Available rate of $77.00 per night if you book by March 29th.

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago Schaumburg

800 National Parkway Schaumburg,
IL. 60173
Phone: 847.605.9222

***Available rate of $71.00 per night


In 2014, the founder of the NF Hope® Concerts instituted an annual award to honor a recipient who has made a significant difference in the lives of those living with Neurofibromatosis.

We are honored to announce the recipient of the ADVOCATE OF HOPE AWARD for Chicago’s Inaugural NF Hope® Concert

Dr. James Tonsgard

Dr. Tonsgard is an expert in neurofibromatosis (NF), epilepsy and seizures, and neurocutaneous disorders, including tuberous sclerosis. He provides comprehensive care for both children and adults with neurofibromatosis. His work has made an unmistakably positive impact on the NF community, and we are very excited to honor him with this award.

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